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Want to save the environment? Use plastic shopping bags!

UK study finds that reusable cloth and canvas totes are more detrimental than plastic bags

By: Clare Goldsberry  September 04, 2016

For the past decade we have allowed junk science to shame us into not using plastic shopping bags. Municipalities across the country have been on a “ban the bag” crusade in an effort to save the environment from the evils of the plastic shopping bag and eliminate the perils of plastic. However, a recent article in the Sept. 2 issue of The Atlantic shows that reusable cloth/canvas bags might be even worse for the environment.

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